Apple is on a tear, hiring A-list talent and priming itself to compete with the big streaming content providers. The latest? Oscar-winning La La Land director Damien Chazelle.
The company has given a straight-to-series order for a new series from the auteur.
Chazelle will write and direct the entire first season of the as-yet untitled show. Fellow La La Land producers Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger are also on board, as is MRC, the studio behind House of Cards, Ozark, and Counterpart. Any further who, what, and when of the series remains mysterious: No plot or casting details have been revealed, nor an airdate for the series.
This series will be Chazelle’s second small screen entry, as he’s also executive producing and directing the Parisian-set musical drama The Eddy for Netflix.
Among the other high-wattage talent Apple has been on-boarding for its latest streaming venture are Reese Witherspoon (as actress and producer), Jennifer Aniston, Octavia Spencer, Kristen Wiig, and Steven Spielberg.